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could pass into law here in the united states, here in washington, d.c.? >> host: blair levin, you talk two different platforms in your book, "the politics abundance." what are those platforms? >> guest: the basic idea is how do we drive abundance by looking at the areas that absorb a lot of private cap tag -- capital, and they can drive productivity not just in those sector, but throughout the entire economy. and the two we're really focused on are what we call the power platform, the energy grid needs to be redone, and the knowledge platform. we don't -- we need to do some work on the networks of what we call knowledge, which is to say broadband, but it's really about how do we apply it, how do we deliver bandwidth that can really change education, change health care, change all government services so we get faster, cheaper, better? the same kind of phenomenon that we see on our phones and our or networks we want to see if public goods and services like education and health care. >> host: well, as a former executive director of the national broadband plan, mr. levin, how important is
, but in a sustainable way. the united states should want to lead in how we do that. >> in the politics of abundance, there are several instances where you saved the president could act on his own without congressional approval. what are some of those instances? >> for example, in the area of education, the sector of education -- it is a question of how we accelerate it? the president working with the department of education could create a data exchange system that allows us to personalize education. there is a similar thing with healthcare. the president could use executive authority and lay the foundation and act to accelerate that movement to the digital platform. >> where does congress come in? >> in a number of places. at the end of the book, we lay out for trades we think congress could take part. one is related to the broadband area. there was a ceo council that suggested that there are trillions of dollars of savings if the government moved all of its business services to the digital platform. what we proposed is a commission is where you get ceos in a room, make them look at those problems
attack were launched from a place in the united states, killing someone in a battle space in the middle east and some have adversary manages to penetrate that space in the united states and bomb that facility and killing people who are part of the command and control, is there anywhere on the panel who would argue that was not part of the battlefield? would you say that is an attack on our homeland? would you say, it was the battle space because that is where the trigger was pulled from that facility that killed that person. it is no different than shooting a pilot from over the battlefield. >> general, do you want to tackle that? >> i refuse. i mean, drones have very skilled man operators. somewhere in the loop, there is skill. it is a case for operators -- i have made points. we must be careful about actions against drones. we are misleading ourselves if we think this is the only and single way to be used today. what will be the case from the start losing these drones? all the u.s. gets a number of drones. don't mislead people that -- [indiscernible] >> him in that he did not directly
. in a report on immigration spending in the united states. on "washington journal" tomorrow morning, we will focus on president obama's announcement of the nominees we have trained all a very, the writer for congressional quarterly. and lieutenant colonel with the center of security to talk about relations between the u.s. and afghanistan and president hamed karzai and his visit to washington this week. "washington journal" is live on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> now a discussion about the special effects of defense cuts on national security. topics include poetry readiness from a potential job losses. paul wolfowitz is going to participate in this two-hour event hosted by the brookings institution. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everyone. welcome to brookings. i am michael o'hanlon. i welcome you here to u.s. defense strategy and the defense budget. we are honored to have robert hale here to give the keynote address to begin things. just a quick note on the agenda, after bob has spoken, i will come up and we can have some questions again, thank you all for being here. le
electronics. we get the ceos and that top marketing people from virtually every major company in the united states and certainly in the world. it is not just wall street or the financial community. it is the people from the social media companies and car companies. we have people from all around the world involved. that is really important for our show, industry, and our country. in terms of the amount of innovation and the number of exhibitors, we have over 5000 press here. the attendance is a little bit difficult. we count the space that we sell . we are little bit in a battle with the europeans as to who is the biggest. there is a construction show with heavy equipment. >> do have an estimate of how many foreign visitors have walked the floor here? >> absolutely. it has grown. we are over 30,000 or 35,000. >> as the president and ceo of the consumer electronics association that reduces the in las vegas. gary shapiro. this is "the communicators" on c-span. we caught up with commissioner ajit pai at that ces show. >> there are cutting edge communication devices that everyone knows this, su
eight years. >> guest: the product is managing everything and it's coming very soon to the united states. we are working on platforms and mental health and so a whole series of initiatives will take this technology. >> host: andrew johnson as the president and ceo and cofounder of proteus digital health. he has been a guest on "the communicators" here in las vegas. and consumer electronics show international is held every year in las vegas. about 100,000 people attended attend this every year. its focus is on technology.// "the communicators" if you're focusing on technology. here is more on programming. joining us now is ron andrews, who is the president of a group called life technologies. mr. andrews, what is that? >> well, life technologies is one of the top companies and has aggregated over the last 10 years companies who do everything to cell biology and genomics. it is a research community, academic and pharmaceutical -- they have a great prowess of doing amazing things in diseases and agriculture. my job is to take the expansive portfolio and aggregated toward some of the world
, bring the chip itself here, and then the final chemistry component is manufactured here in the united states at life technologies. >> ands where are you head quartered? >> guest: we're head quartered in carlsbad, california. $3.8 billion life science -- >> host: public? >> guest: we are a public company. life on nasdaq. of. >> host: ron andrews, being here at ces there's a, seems to be an exponential growth in health technology. >> guest: right. >> host: what's the future hold for technology and health? >> guest: you know, i think we're really at an inflection point, you know? malcolm gladwell calls it the tipping point. we've had all these incremental, amazing changes over the last five years, and now we're really poised to make some great leaps in these complex diseases. our understanding of cancer, for instance, has really the last five years has dwarfed the last 25, and the next ten years will really take us into some amazing advances like the ability to take a tumor biopsy and using these digital chips sequence that, identify the unique signature -- every cancer's you teak to tha
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